Click here to submit an Interest Session Proposal by April 30, 2022

ACDA members and members of associated professional organizations (NAfME, Hymn Society, AGO, NATS, etc.) are invited to submit proposals for interest sessions for the upcoming ACDA Voices United Conference to be held at George Mason University on August 6-8, 2020. As we focus on our united voices and areas of commonality, we are particularly interested in sessions that allow the presenter to highlight the elements of their expertise that can be applied in a variety of choral situations. Sessions that we might like to see could include:

Sacred Music Members:
Working with the volunteer chorus
Developing musicianship skills in the volunteer chorus
Strategic planning, repertoire and otherwise

Secondary Education Members:
Recruiting for your choral program
Score Study to guide your rehearsal
World Music
Diversity and Inclusivity in Choral Programs

Community Choirs Members:
Achieving excellence/artistry in 2 hours a week
Recruiting/auditioning for the community choir
Marketing and/or funding the community choir

Voice Teachers:
Building the Voice in the Choral Setting
How to use warm-ups effectively

To apply, complete this form. You will need to provide a Session Title, Session Description (200 – 300 words) and a presenter bio (100-200 words).

The interest session selection committee will be guided by the following criteria:

Quality of written summary including its objectives and organization
Importance and timeliness of the topic
Practical applicability to the attendees of Voices United
Overall Conference program balance

Proposals must be submitted by April 30, 2022.

Please direct any questions about Interest Session Proposals to Max Nolin at